Color and Relax Peaceful Patterns

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Van Color and Relax ontvingen wij het boek Color and Relax Peacefull patterns om er een recensie over te schrijven.

Informatie die te vinden is op internet (Vrij vertaald):  Kleuren is een therapeutisch, nostalgische en eenvoudige manier om stress te verminderen bij volwassenen. Ontspan, kleur en relax met kleurboek illustrator Jo Shiloh en omarm de voordelen van het kleuren. Color and Relax: Peacefull Patterns is een kleurboek voor volwassenen, maar het is leuk voor alle leeftijden. Het bevat 40 artistieke vreedzame patronen. Een combinatie van eenvoudige tot ingewikkelde patronen voor beginners tot de meest gevorderde kleurders. De patronen zijn enkelzijdig gedrukt. Neem je boek Color and Relax: Peaceful Patterns vandaag nog en geef je zelf die verdiende rust! (meer…)

Color and Relax : Peaceful patterns

Dit is de Engelse review. Lees je liever de Nederlandse review. Klik dan hier.

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From Color and Relax we received the book Color and Relax Peacefull patterns for writing a review about.

This book is the first colouring book by Jo Shiloh. He published the book Color and Relax Tranquil treasures earlier, which we reviewed some time ago. In this book you will find all kinds of patterns, from easy to more difficult ones. The designs are printed one-sided, which I always find a plus. The cover of the book reveales what the book is about. It shows a pattern in which the repeated pattern is always coloured in the same way.The paper feels thin, but I will test how it colours of course. But first I will show you some examples from the book, to give you an idea of what you can expect.

I started with colouring pencils and chose the Stabilo Original pencils. The pencils coloured a little stiff but did release enough pigment. The pigment was absorbed well by the paper and the colours are displayed well. I didn’t adapt it, because I think the colours covered the paper well enough.

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Next I coloured with felt-tips and chose the Zig Clean color real brush pens. The ink dried well and remained in place. The colours are displayed nicely too. Because the paper is rather thin, the ink presses through. So just to be on the safe side I put a white sheet of paper between the pages to prevent the ink from damaging the design on the next page.

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Since the pages are printed one-sided, I wanted to test what alcohol markers would do on this paper. I chose the Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers. These markers coloured very nice on this paper. The colours dried up nice and even and I had no problem with bleeding. So this paper is suited for using markers too. Do put a clean piece of paper or cardboard between the pages however, because alcohol markers always press through. And with this thin paper that happens for sure.

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Conclusion: This book contains simple and more difficult patterns. The paper feels thin, but is suited for all sorts of materials. Pencils, felt-tips and even alcohol markers all work well on this paper. Pencils were a little stiff, but the result was good. The book is printed one-sided, which I always think is an advantage.

Data from the book:
Title: Color and Relax : Peaceful patterns
Illustrator: Jo Shiloh
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5 x 279 x 216 mm
ISBN: 9781515009498
Price: € 10,99 (Bol.com)/ € 9,93(Bookdepository)

This book is available at Bol.com & Bookdepository a.o.

This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.

Color and relax Tranquil treasures

Dit is de Engelse review. Lees je liever de Nederlandse review. Klik dan hier.

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We received a nice book from Color and Relax for writing a review about. We want to thank them very much for this.

Information you can find on the internet about this book: Coloring Can Help You Defuse The Bomb of Stress! Are you stressed out? Do you want a simple and creative way to help you relieve stress and relax? Imagine having a quick and effortless way to put your mind at ease from your day’s problems. Picture yourself coloring away your stress. You probably already know this but more and more adults are turning to coloring books as a way to unwind and de-stress. Why? Because the act of coloring activates therapeutic qualities similar to those of meditation. Studies show coloring in designs and patterns can help lessen anxiety levels and encourage a state of deep engagement. This is why I created Color and Relax: Tranquil Treasures. To help you experience this state of deep engagement and relaxation. To help you turn on your chill-mode and color away your stress one relaxing coloring stroke at a time. (meer…)

Color and relax Tranquil treasures

This is the Dutch review. Do you want to read the English review. Press here.

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We hebben van Color and relax een leuk boek ontvangen om er een recensie over te schrijven. Hiervoor onze hartelijke dank.

Informatie die te vinden is op het internet over dit boek ( vrij vertaald ):
Bent u gestresst? Wilt u een eenvoudige en creatieve manier om u te helpen stress te verlichten en te ontspannen?
Stelt u zich voor dat dit een snelle en gemakkelijke manier is om uw gedachten op hun gemak te stellen.. Kleur u zelf weg van de dagelijkse stress.
Meer en meer volwassenen wenden zich tot kleurboeken als een manier om te ontspannen en ontstressen.
Waarom? Omdat de daad van kleuren vergelijkbaar zijn met die van meditatie en therapeutische kwaliteiten.
Studies tonen aan dat het kleuren in ontwerpen en patronen kunnen helpen. Het verminderd angst niveaus en een toestand van diepe betrokkenheid te stimuleren.
Dit is de reden waarom dit Color and Relax: Tranquil Treasures boek is gemaakt. Om u te helpen deze staat van diepe betrokkenheid en ontspanning te ervaren. Om u te helpen door met kleuren in een ontstresste stemming te komen. (meer…)